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Asus VG236H User Manual

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April 2010
ASUS VG236 Series

LCD Monitor

User Guide



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  • Page 1: Lcd Monitor

    April 2010 ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information • Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came with the package. • To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or moisture. • Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury. • If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. • Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately. • Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided. • The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. • Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power standard.
  • Page 5: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning • Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor. Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord. • Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner. • Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended for use with the LCD. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock. The following symptoms are normal with the monitor: • The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the flicker disappears.
  • Page 6 Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.
  • Page 7: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the ASUS The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience. With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual experience that the VG236 Series brings you! Package contents Check your VG236 Series LCD package for the following items: LCD monitor Monitor base Support CD Quick start guide Power cord Dual-link DVI cable NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ kit (For VG236H only) If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor ® VG236 Series LCD monitor!
  • Page 8: Adjusting The Monitor

    Adjusting the monitor • F or optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you. • H old the stand to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle. • Y ou can tilt the monitor’s from -5 lift the monitor’s height for about 100mm. -5°~15° • to 15 , swivel from left-to-right for 150 ° ° 150° 0° Chapter 1: Product introduction , and ° 150°...
  • Page 9: Connect Cables

    Connect cables Connect cables which you need 1.4.1 Rear of the LCD monitor AC-IN port HDMI-IN port DVI port (support NVIDIA® 3D Vision™) YPbPr port 1.4.2 To connect the Dual-link DVI cable Connect one end of the Dual-link DVI cable to the DVI port of the monitor and the other end to the DVI port of a computer. You can use this cable only if your computer has a Dual-link DVI compliance graphics card that is either integrated or installed. The 3D feature is only supported with the monitor’s DVI port. Notice: To support 3D Vision, please make sure the bundled Dual-link DVI cable is properly connected the monitor and a 3D Vision compatible graphics card. The 3D feature is not supported with HDMI or YPbPr connection. ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 10: Monitor Introduction

    Monitor introduction 1.5.1 Front of the LCD monitor Button: • Use this Splendid™ hotkey to switch from five video preset modes (Game Mode, Night View Mode, Scenery Mode, Standard Mode, Theater Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology. • Exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous menu as the OSD menu is active. Button: • Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected or move to the next function. • This is also a hotkey for Contrast adjustment. MENU Button: • Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted while the OSD menu is activated. Button: •...
  • Page 11: Experiencing 3D Virtual Effects

    Power indicator Status Description Blue Amber Standby mode Splendid, Contrast and Brightness adjustment functions will be temporarily disabled while 3D function is activated. 1.5.2 Experiencing 3D Virtual Effects ASUS VG236 is a 3D Vision ready LCD monitor which supports PC timing up to 1920x1080@120Hz. To experience fully immersive stereoscopic 3D virtual effects with VG236; you require NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ kit (shutter glasses, IR emitter), a compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphics card and a computer with Microsoft® Windows® Vista or Windows® 7 installed. Please visit NVIDIA website ( for more information. ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 12: Detaching The Arm/Stand (For Vesa Wall Mount)

    Detaching the arm/stand (for VESA wall mount) The detachable stand of the VG236 Series LCD monitor is specially designed for VESA wall mount. To detach the arm/stand: Lower the monitor to its lowest height, and then inset the monitor height adjustment lock. Have the front of the monitor face down on a table. Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws on the VESA cover, the slide out the arm/base to detach it from themonitor. • W e recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent damage to the monitor. • H old the stand of the monitor when you remove the screws. The VESA wall mount kit (100 mm x 100 mm) is purchased separately. For use only with UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/load 7.4 Kg (Screw size: 4mm x 12 mm) Chapter 2: Setup...
  • Page 13: Assembling The Monitor Base

    Assembling the monitor base To assemble the monitor base: Have the monitor base place on a flat table. Use the screw, lock the base to the arm according to the below drawing. Remove the monitor height adjustment lock. The monitor height adjustment lock should NEVER be removed BEFORE you place the monitor VERTICALLY on a flat surface. ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 14: Osd (On-Screen Display) Menu

    OSD (On-Screen Display) menu 3.1.1 How to reconfigure Press the MENU button to activate the OSD menu. Press  and  to navigate through the functions. Highlight and activate the desired function by pressing the MENU button. If the function selected has a sub-menu, press  and  again to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function by pressing the MENU button. Press  and  to change the settings of the selected function. To exit the OSD menu, press the adjust any other function.
  • Page 15 • Skin Tone: contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural, and Yellowish. In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Bluee) are user configurable; the adjusting range is from 0 to 100. ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor R G B I m a g e B r i g h t n e s s C o n t r a s t ASCR T r a c e F r e e...
  • Page 16 Input Select In this function, you can select an input source among DVI, HDMI, and YPbPr. System Setup Allow you to adjust the system. • Splendid Demo Mode: “Yes” allows you to activate Splendid Demo mode. • Aspect Control: adjusts aspect ratio among “Full”, “4:3”, and “OverScan” (For HDMI and YPbPr modes only). • OSD Setup: adjusts “H-Position” (horizontal position) and “V-Position” (vertical position), and “Transparency” of the OSD. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. In the “OSD Timeout” selection, you can adjust the OSD timeout from 10 to 120 seconds. • Language: there are eleven languages for your selection, including English, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. • Information: shows the monitor information. • All Reset: “Yes” allows you to revert to the preset mode. All Splendid, Image and Color adjustment functions will be disabled for most optimized video performance while 3D function is activated R G B I m p u t S e l e c t D V I H D M I Y P b P r...
  • Page 17: Specifications Summary

    Video Intelligence Tech. Aspect Control Technology PC input Video input Power ON Power Saving Mode Power Off Mode Tilt VESA Wall Mounting Phys. Dimension Box Dimension (WxHxD) Net Weight (Esti.) Gross Weight (Esti.) Voltage Rating Accessories ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor VG236H/HE 23”W (58.4 cm) 1920x1080 (up to 120Hz) 400cd/m 1000:1 100,000:1 170°(H) ; 160°(V) 16.7 M 2ms (Gray to Gray) Yes (Ready for 3D PC games and videos playback) Yes (5 video preset mode selections) Yes (Full and 4:3 selections) DVI (support NVIDIA 3D Vision) HDMI, YPbPr < 60W < 2W <...
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting (Faq)

    Troubleshooting (FAQ) Problem Power LED is not ON The power LED lights amber and there is no screen image Screen image is too light or dark Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is present in the image Screen image has color defects (white does not look white) 3D function is not well working Possible Solution • Press the button to check if the monitor is in the ON mode. • Check if the power cord is properly connected to the monitor and the power outlet. • Check if the monitor and the computer are in the ON mode.
  • Page 19: Supported Timing List

    1280x720P (HDMI/YPbPr) 1280x720P (HDMI/YPbPr) 1920x1080i (HDMI/YPbPr) 1920x1080i (HDMI/YPbPr) 1920x1080P (HDMI/YPbPr) 1920x1080P (HDMI/YPbPr) Note: You must select one of the “*” timings for enabling 3D feature with a compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphics card via Dual-link DVI cable connection. ASUS VG236 Series LCD Monitor Refresh Horizontal Frequency Rate 60Hz 31.469kHz 67Hz 35kHz 72Hz 37.861kHz...

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